White loves this card because it thrives off
lots of small creatures. Green can do that too,
with its Saprolings and its Birds and its Elves.
I can certainly think of worse cards to play on
Turn Two after a Turn One Birds or Elves. And it
cretainly isn't hard to picture a scenario in
most green decks where you've got a number of
small-to-mid range creatures. Casual token decks
will love this, as will any Limited deck that
can get its claws on it. In Constructed, I'd
need to see a good Green Weenie deck.
A green Glorious Anthem. Glorious Anthem is a
good card that doesn't get played because it
costs about 1 mana too much. I think the same
holds true for this card as well. If this were a
timeshifted Crusade, instead, then it might be
better. MGA is a good deck right now, but it has
much better cards to play over this.
In casual, sure. It makes your green fatties
In limited, take it if you're heavy green. +1/+1
to your guys can swing the board position
heavily in your favor.
Constructed - 2
Casual - 3
Limited - 3.5
Glorius Anthem in green. Awesome card. Global
enchantment to turn all of your weenies into a
stomping army. Not only does it make them
stronger for attacking reasons it helps against
spot removal. Multiples on board makes it very
hard to kill the creatures and a huge problem
for your enemies. This gives another option in
G/W enchantress decks along with G/W weenie
Gaea's Anthem is a very impressive-seeming card,
at least on paper. It's especially good with a
renewable sources of threats such as Vitu-Ghazi.
It remains to be seen whether Gaea's Anthem
becomes a top-tier card - Glorious Anthem isn't
played too much in constructed right now, but
then green decks have less trouble hitting three
mana than White Weenie does. In casual play, you
can now run eight Glorious Anthems if your deck
is in those colors, though a 9-land Stompy style
of deck might be more effective if you're in
that card pool. Gaea's Anthem is also reasonable
in limited play, as it can invalidate your
opponent's blocking plan and mess with combat
is competing with Yavimaya Dryad as the 3 drop
aggro. So, is a 2/1 and a Forest/Forestwalk
worth more than a field pumper?
Let's say I play Bird of Paradise on turn 1,
then Silhana Ledgewalker on
turn 2. Playing Gaea's Anthem on turn 3 will
allow me to attack for 3 damage
then another 3 damage next turn. Playing
Yavimaya Dryad instead allows me to
attack for 2 damage then 4 damage next turn and
play Spectral Force. Obviously, Yavimaya Dryad
is better in this case.
However, you could decide to play both to have 2
good 3 drops, but mono-green
aggro needs quick massive pumpers rather than a
slow field pumper. It's
aggro, after all, which means the deck has to be
Does it have any use outside of mono-green aggro?
You could play it in
Ghazi-Glare as 2/2s are way harder to kill than
1/1s. I'd certainly give it a
Casual: 3/5, I could see this being ran in some
casual decks in my area
Limited: 3.5, pumps up your creatures, but
requires GG mana.
Glorious anthem in green. Where it can support a
saproling horde. Looks great for casual, but, I
don't like seeing support cards like this in
constructed. Limited, it's great, though.
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